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ROAD TRANSPORT (VEHICLE REGISTRATION) REGULATION 2017 - REG 129

Number-plate offences

129 Number-plate offences

(cf 2007 reg cl 85)

(1) The driver of a registrable vehicle is guilty of an offence if the vehicle is used on a road or road related area with a number-plate affixed that was not issued by Transport for NSW or was not issued for that vehicle.
: Maximum penalty--20 penalty units.
(2) The driver of a registrable vehicle registered by Transport for NSW is guilty of an offence if the vehicle is used on a road or road related area without displaying number-plates issued by Transport for NSW for the purpose of authorising the use of the vehicle.
: Maximum penalty--20 penalty units.
(3) The driver of a registrable vehicle is guilty of an offence if the vehicle is used on a road or in a road related area displaying--
(a) an altered number-plate, or
(b) the representation of a number-plate--
(i) other than a number-plate issued in accordance with this Regulation or another law, and
(ii) that is likely to be mistaken for a number-plate displayed in accordance with this Regulation, or
(c) an auxiliary number-plate otherwise than in accordance with clause 22(4).
: Maximum penalty--20 penalty units.
(4) The registered operator of a registrable vehicle (other than the driver of the vehicle) used in contravention of subclause (1), (2) or (3) is also guilty of an offence if the registered operator caused, permitted, allowed or failed to take reasonable precautions to prevent the contravention.
: Maximum penalty--20 penalty units.
(5) This clause does not apply to--
(a) the use of trader's plates, or
(b) the use of a registered vehicle for the purpose of number-plate testing authorised by Transport for NSW if the vehicle displays a sign indicating that number-plate testing is being carried out.



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